Are you looking to achieve silkier, smoother skin from unwanted hair? Sometimes, strains or patches of hair can sprout up where you least want or expect it. Shaving and waxing problem areas regularly, however, can prove to be tedious and a time constraint. Thanks to the advances in aesthetic technology, there is now a safe and effective solution that can reduce unwanted hair for the long-term. Laser hair removal is an innovative treatment which provides long-lasting hair removal in problem areas, granting a silkier complexion while freeing up time in your busy schedule. We are excited to offer such a cutting-edge treatment here at Spa Black to all our patients in the greater San Antonio area.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a technique which utilizes the latest in aesthetic laser technology to destroy the cells which create hair. One of our specialists uses a device which delivers laser light energy at the hair follicle, damaging or destroying it, and preventing it from producing new hair.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The way that laser hair removal works is simple: a laser shines on the hair, and the light energy is converted to heat and travels down to the root. Once the heat reaches the hair follicle, it damages or destroys it, preventing new growth in the future.
A single session of laser hair removal therapy, however, may not destroy all hair follicles. Hair follicles go through a natural cycle where they alternate between resting and active states. Technicians may not be able to see hair follicles that are in their resting state, allowing some to survive a single round of treatment. Complete hair removal, therefore, typically requires more than one session.
How long it takes for the hair to grow back (if at all) depends on your natural follicle cycle. Some people experience no hair regrowth, while others might see minor growth in the first couple of months.
If you’d like to discuss more on the laser hair removal options available to you and how the procedure works, then get in touch with us today at Spa Black in San Antonio. We’d love to show you how you could improve your aesthetic and self-confidence by getting rid of unwanted hair growth.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal offers a wide range of benefits, some of which include:.
Laser hair removal selectively targets hair follicles while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. Laser hair removal, therefore, is a kinder technique on the skin than either shaving or waxing.
Laser hair removal hardly takes any time at all. A pulse of laser light destroys most follicles in one burst, allowing your specialist to move onto the next quickly. Our specialists can treat areas of skin the size of a quarter every second, meaning that treatment for the upper lip can take less than a minute. If you’ve spent your entire life waxing your upper lip, you can avoid having to do it ever again with an incredibly short treatment session.
You can usually achieve permanent hair loss after just three to seven sessions, depending on your follicle cycle. Ultimately, results may vary.
What To Expect During Laser Hair Removal Treatment
For maximum benefits, most people choose a course of two to six laser treatments on problem areas where hair grows quickly. You can have laser hair removal on the following areas:
- Upper lip
- Cheeks and jawline
- Bikini line
Before the treatment begins, you’ll be asked to wear protective eyewear to prevent harm from the laser. You may also receive a numbing agent on the treatment site to make the experience more comfortable, depending on the treated area.
Your specialist will use a hand-held laser to target hair follicles in the skin. When the device is activated, the laser transfers heat through the hair to the follicle under the skin to inhibit further hair growth.
Treating small areas, such as the upper lip, usually takes only a minute or two. Larger regions like the back or legs can take up to an hour.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?
Many people may qualify for laser hair removal therapy. Here are some ideal candidates for this exciting treatment:
Women With Unwanted Hair On Their Upper Lip Or Face
Unwanted hair on your upper lip, jawline or sideburns can make you feel self-conscious. Many women, therefore, use laser hair removal to eliminate hair in these areas and improve their body confidence.
People Who Want To Shave Or Wax Less Often
Shaving your legs, armpits and bikini line is a hassle that many people would prefer to do without. If you’d like to avoid this chore and save some time in your beauty routine, then laser hair removal provides you with options.
People Who Have Dark Hair
Laser hair removal works by specifically targeting the chemical in the skin that gives it its color: melanin. If you have dark hair, then the therapy may be highly effective.
People Who Want To Treat A Large Area
Laser hair removal therapy is an excellent solution for those who want to treat a large area of unwanted hair growth, especially on the legs and back.
What Results Can You Expect From Laser Hair Removal?
It’s important to keep in mind that treated hair will not fall out immediately following treatment. The laser breaks down the follicle and gradually halts hair growth over time. No force is applied to the hair to pull it out.
Hair may not fall out after a single treatment. As discussed, the laser may not kill the follicle (only damage it) or it may miss some follicles altogether (the ones not currently producing hair). Most people, however, notice a substantial reduction in the quantity of hair in the treated areas, and after sufficient rounds of therapy, most can drastically minimize hair growth.
If you want to discuss how laser hair removal can benefit you, get in touch with our world class team today at Spa Black in San Antonio for a consultation. We’ll talk about the various treatment courses available to you and the results you can expect once treatment is complete. We look forward to hearing from you!